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West Midlands flat features

The following charts compare flat features in West Midlands region to the flat features in whole England and Wales. Outer ring charts show share in West Midlands, inner charts show share for England and Wales. Data is taken from energy certificates for domestic buildings. The certificates were issued between 2008-2016. Data is available for more than 50% of all domestic properties. In case of multiple certificate for one property, only the latest available certificate data was used in the charts.

West Midlands flats by number of rooms

Room count is number of habitable rooms. Habitable rooms include any living room, sitting room, dining room, bedroom, study and similar; and also a non-separated conservatory and a kitchen/diner having a discrete seating area. Excluded from the room count are any room used solely as a kitchen, utility room, bathroom, cloakroom, en-suite accommodation and similar, any hallway, stairs or landing, and any room not having a window.

West Midlands flats by number of rooms
No. of roomsWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
14.8%5.8%
241.9%37.4%
343.6%42.6%
47.6%10.5%
51.5%2.7%
6+0.5%1.0%

West Midlands flats by floor area size

The gross floor area - the total of all enclosed spaces measured to the internal face of the external walls

West Midlands flats by floor area size
Floor area sizeWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
29m² or less3.5%4.2%
30-49m²36.3%33.5%
50-69m²44.4%39.8%
70-89m²12.3%15.7%
90-109m²2.1%4.0%
110-149m²1.1%2.1%
150m²+0.3%0.7%

West Midlands flats by rental type

West Midlands flats by rental type
Rental typeWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
social rental33.9%24.6%
private rental22.0%27.7%
non-rental44.0%47.6%

West Midlands flats by number of fireplaces

The number of open fireplaces in the property. Air can pass between the inside of the property and the outside.

West Midlands flats by number of fireplaces
Number of fireplacesWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
098.6%96.4%
11.2%3.1%
20.1%0.4%
3+0.0%0.1%

West Midlands flats by main heating fuel

The type of fuel used to power the central heating. Bio is one of biomass, B30D, B30K, bioethanol, biogas, rapeseed. Coal also includes anthracite. Dual is dual fuel with mineral or wood. Wood can be pellets, chips or logs.

West Midlands flats by main heating fuel
Main heating fuel typeWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
bio0.1%0.1%
coal0.1%0.2%
dual0.0%0.0%
elect37.1%28.9%
gas61.6%69.7%
LPG0.2%0.2%
no heat0.7%0.5%
oil0.2%0.2%
waste0.0%0.1%
wood0.0%0.0%

West Midlands flats by windows glazing

The type of glazing. From British Fenestration Rating Council or manufacturer declaration.

West Midlands flats by windows glazing
Windows glazingWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
sigle7.8%12.0%
double/secondary84.9%79.2%
triple/multiple0.2%0.3%
high perfomance7.1%8.5%

West Midlands flats by gas meter availability

A gas meter or a gas-burning appliance is available in the dwelling. A closed-off gas pipe does not count.

West Midlands flats by gas meter availability
Mains gasWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
gas meter/-burning appliance56.1%61.5%
no gas meter43.9%38.5%

West Midlands flats by number of heated rooms

West Midlands flats by number of heated rooms
No. of roomsWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
16.6%7.0%
242.4%37.5%
342.0%41.9%
47.2%10.2%
51.4%2.5%
6+0.4%0.9%

West Midlands flats by solar heating availability

Indicates whether the heating in the property is solar powered.

West Midlands flats by solar heating availability
Solar heatingWest MidlandsEngland & Wales
solar0.1%0.1%
no solar99.9%99.9%

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